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Therefore - Carrara


Welcome to back to Therefore! These guys not only roast great coffee, but are highly focused on transparency and supporting the farmers as best as they can. Following the likes of Sample & Fieldwork, they release regular transparency reports to update us on.

"One of the most important things we can do as roasters is commit to the coffee we buy ahead of time. Forward buying and investing in our producers breeds confidence and security at farm level. With a reliable buyer and a steady cash flow, producers are able to invest in their crops, refine processing methods and upgrade equipment which ultimately increases quality of harvest. This gives the producer the power to demand consistent premiums, creating a sustainable and mutually beneficial relationship."


"Our house blend, sweet and balanced."

50%: Andino, Colombia
50%: La Estrella, Nicaragua

Roast date - 28/08/2023

Process - Washed / Washed

Flavour notes - Milo, Caramel, Cranberry

"The Macizo Colombiano is the area where the three ranges of the Colombian Andes come together to form one massive range. This convergence and the influence of rivers, the Amazon and the Pacific creates a unique cluster of micro-climates. Andino del Oriente Coffee comes from producers who farm in this dynamic zone. Bruselas is a community in Huila located in this area. Producers often plant avocados and other tropical fruits amongst their coffee trees. Caravela works closely with the small-scale coffee producers in Bruselas, under the name Andino guaranteeing a sustainable farming practices and consistent cup quality. We are proud to embark on a long term relationship with them, pre-booking our years to ensure confidence at farm level."

Origin - Pitalito, Colombia

Roast Date - 28/08/2023

Variety - Colombia, Caturra, Castillo

Process - Washed

Flavour notes - Golden syrup, Nectarine


"Finca Los Chorros, owned by Carmen Elisa Sanjuan and Efren Albeiro Erazo, is located in Bruselas, Huila. To arrive to the farm, you need to hike from the road, up the hill to the farm, which is located on top of the mountain and is surrounded by two cascades. Finca los Chorros is calm, full of nature, with pure air, and nice breeze. Carmen and Efren enjoy waking up to the sound of the animals around.  

Carmen used to be a nurse assistant in her younger days. However, she was tired of the long nights and not being able to manage her own time. That was when Carmen met Efren Albeiro in 2010 and after getting married, Carmen moved to the farm, where Efren Albeiro was already producing coffee, but in a conventional way with no quality focus. Carmen arrived in the farm and immediately got involved in the coffee business, taking care of keeping registers and track of the numbers, accounting, and management of the farm. Today, Carmen and Efren Albeiro are a team, they work together and collaborate one another in everything.


Origin - Huila, Colombia

Roast Date - 28/08/2023

Variety - Colombia

Process - Washed

Flavour notes - Apricot, Carob


"Over 1,800 coffee farmers deliver and sell coffee cherries to Gitesi, a privately-owned washing station in Karongi, Rwanda. Farms are generally very small, and all family members have a role in maintaining land, taking care of coffee trees and picking ripe coffee cherries. The gifting of cows to under-resourced households is a practice known as a Girinka program, and in the case of these smallholder farmers, can be an invaluable resource, providing their families with milk for nourishment and sale, as well as organic fertiliser for their crops."

Origin - Karongi, Rwanda

Roast Date - 28/08/2023

Variety - Bourbon

Process - Washed

Flavour notes - Green grapes, Melon



Espresso - 9 bar

Brew ratio - 1:2.1 (dry coffee : espresso liquid)

Temp - 94 Deg C

Time - 25-30 seconds.

*Adjust grind size to achieve the desired time


Espresso - 6 bar

Brew ratio - 1:2.4 (dry coffee : espresso liquid)

Temp - 94 Deg C

Time - 25-30 seconds.

*Adjust grind size to achieve the desired time



Temp - off the boil

Ratio - 1:15 (dry coffee:water)

Bloom - 30 seconds

Flow rate - fast

*Adjust grind size to achieve desired flow rate


Temp - off the boil

Ratio - 1:15 (dry coffee : water)

Bloom - 30 seconds

Brew time - 90 seconds (including bloom)

Press consistently over 15-20 seconds.


Stove top

Ratio - 1 - 8 (dry coffee : water)

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